Sports Coaching

Castries - Saint Lucia

Only 660€ per week!

Coach a variety of sports to children whilst helping improve their life-skills, education and health awareness.

Work with local children who have little or no access to positive participation in fun and physical activities. This program allows the children to benefit from improvements in health, emotional well-being and life skills(leadership, communication, teamwork) from participating in structured sports coaching. Make new friends and mentor the kids in a positive and fun way.

Culture
Learning
Leisure
Community Engagement
Physical Demand





Program Description

This programme is for sport interested and aspiring coaches. Through this grassroots projects they will use sport as a vehicle for combating prevalent social issues in some of St. Lucia’s most disadvantaged communities.

You will work within schools and communities to help affect issues such as gang culture and childhood obesity through sport. Coaches will work with children (aged 4-12), adolescents (13-17) and senior teams.

We do not require that you have any particular coaching badges or qualifications, just an understanding of the game and a passion to help out on the project! You will receive a coaching manual on arriving in St Lucia and will be working alongside experienced coaches who will always be on hand to advise you and support your sessions.

   Note:   8+ week bookings will need prior approval before booking your place due to visa extensions requirements. Contact us for details.

Aims & Objectives

  • Give you invaluable and practical experience in Coaching
  • Provide a structured physical education program for the Caribbean children
  • Improve the children’s motor skills, teamwork, outlook and fitness

Schedule

Sunday to Thursday

Daily work schedules vary but generally days are either: School session 13:00 – 15:00 then After school sessions 15.15 –  17.00 or After School 15.00 – 16.45 then after work/college seniors 5-7/dark. Evenings and weekends are free time but are filled with lots of options of various social activities and excursions with other participants – see activities and events below.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: No

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements.

Additional Equipment

Required

  • A whistle
  • Appropriate clothing to coach in and train (shorts, t-shirt, sport shoes etc).

Optional

  • Required equipment is provided (e.g. balls, cones, bibs), however, we encourage you to bring extra equipment for your chosen sport

Location

Based in the north of the island, this accommodation is located perfectly between St. Lucia’s prime tourist and party location: the Rodney Bay Strip, and the country's capital, Castries.

About the Accommodation

A large dorm-style guest house with plenty of space than can accommodate up to 21 people. There are 7 air-conditioned bedrooms with shared baths between every 2 rooms. There is a flat screen TV with American cable and movie + sport channels, in the communal area, for use in your downtime.

Our spacious kitchen area is equipped with all the required utensils and is suitable for multiple people cooking at once. Although participants must clean up after using the kitchen and communal space, there is also a cleaning service provided twice a week, to help keep things tidy.

The majority of in-house social activity takes place either in the communal area, the vast recreational space within the compound and the Balcony that looks over it. This space is the notorious heartbeat of the house during gatherings or preparations for nights out. 

Food Arrangements

Breakfast ingredients are provided. This will be available for you to help yourself at the accommodation and typically consists of cereal, toast, egg and fruit. There is a kitchen here for you to store and prepare your own food for this and other meals.

There are various eateries around the location you can enjoy too!

Facilities

Shops

Within a 5 minute walk you will find a supermarket, post office, pharmacy, bank, and bus stop. The accommodation is located near one of the main roads in Castries, so there will always be buses to take you to the capital Castries.

Security

The accommodation is in a gated compound, within a safe and friendly neighborhood. Staff are on site 24 hours with a Security Guard on the gate at night. Bedrooms are lockable ensuring safe storage of valuables. We also have a link with a local taxi company to aid participants in travelling around safely in their free time.

Activities & Events

All staying with us are welcome to join a number of activities we organize, some are free and some at an extra cost. Below are some of the available excursions and events we may organize for you during your free time:

Free Activities

  • St. Lucia Carnival (j'ouvert etc.)
  • Marigot Bay trip

Activities with a cost involved

  • Rainforest Ziplining
  • Caribbean T20 premier league
  • Scuba certification and diving
  • Visit to Rhythm of rum distilleries

Sights & Surroundings

The nearest beach ‘East Winds’ is just a few minute walk away, but you may also like to visit:

  • Gros and/or Petit Piton
  • Pigeon Point National Park
  • Sulphur Springs

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Saint Lucia

Population: 182,000

Capital: Castries

Language: English

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

Time zone: UTC -4

Country Information

Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean known for its volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, dense rainforests, fishing villages, lush scenery, luxurious resorts, tropical weather, hidden golden beaches, crystal-clear waters, its unique drive-in volcano, and “the Pitons”, which are two striking peaks and one of the many scenic highlights not only of Saint Lucia, but of the whole Caribbean Region. Saint Lucia is often a less popular destination among its neighbours due to its more remote location. However, this tiny country possesses unbeatable natural wonders and cultural legacy like no other!

Climate

The climate in Saint Lucia is tropical and hence experiences rain at times, especially from June until November. September and October are the most humid months and December and January are the coolest months. Year-round temperatures range from 21°C to 23°C.

Culture

Gastronomy

Saint Lucian cuisine is a combination of West African, French and British dishes and it also involves a lot of fruits, vegetables and fish. Famous dishes include green banana and salt fish (considered the national dish), breadfruit and salt fish and bouyon, which is cooked with fish, chicken, meat, bananas, yams, dumplings and sometimes coconut water. Other typical meals include stew chicken, rice and peas, soups packed with locally produced vegetables, curry and more. Moreover, it is traditional in Saint Lucia to drink a glass of fresh coconut water or a glass of water after meals.

Transportation

Saint Lucia is extremely small and easy to get around. In general, you can take a taxi to almost anywhere on the island and prices are generally fixed.

Another fun option are water taxis. They are the quickest way to get around, not to mention the most picturesque! The rates, however, can be quite high, but usually you will be able to negotiate them.

For those on a budget, local buses are also an option and quite a fun experience! Usually, buses are decorated inside and play fun Caribbean music!

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